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All 574 Santa Monica Restaurants

Cha Cha Chicken

1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
310-581-1684
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Ranked #118 of 574 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Rockville Centre, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

V isited the area this past weekend. There was a conference in town so all places were busy. Line outside made me think that the food must be good so wait it was. Online a very nice young lady who was from the area made suggestions for lunch. I had the coconut chicken which was worth the 1/2 hour wait... More

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Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cha Cha Chicken is a real Santa Monica local. Great jerk chicken, Cubano sandwiches, soup, wings, plantains, rice and beans in a fun outdoor setting. BYOB so head to Star Liquor on Main St to pick up some beer and enjoy a fun, inexpensive night out. Cha Cha also has amazing juice (watermelon and mango).

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Annandale, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

On the way to LAX our daughter took us to this colorful hole-in-the-wall a block in from the beach in Santa Monica. Order the goods at the walk-up window and then go find a table on the funky-decorated patio. The ambiance is great...good music, great decor, and the best ever jerk chicken. For the three of us we ordered the... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Seriously, I went to this place for years before it became a hipster phenomenon. I always wished them success as they are so good I don't want them to go away. Now there are lines but I guarantee you it is indeed worth the wait. Pleasant colorful atmosphere with outdoor seating and some reggae beats and often some interesting people... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Mole, tortilla, black beans, rice and lemonade were all very good. I found the Cha Cha chicken to be a bit too sweet but I would go back to eat there. The gentlemen working behind the counter were all very attentive and provided excellent service. You order your food at the counter and they give you a number and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cha Cha Chicken is this enchanting little Caribbean place tucked off of Ocean Ave in Santa Monica, partially concealed by a thicket of tropical trees and bougainvillea vines. Once behind the palm fronds and fence, you'll enjoy finding ramshackle island decor, tables covered with Hawaiian print oilcloth, and simply unbeatable Caribbean-inspired eats!! Totally delightful and refreshing when the temperature soars,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a lovely surprise on a hot summer day. Ordered some Jerk Chicken, Enchiladas, Empanadas, Dirty Rice and Beans, Cuban Fries, Black Pepper Shrimp. Each and everything was delicious. Especially the black pepper shrimp. Best part? This is a BYOB place! You can bring your own booze to go with the food your order here!

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Paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went there after passing by ! Price are low, choices are good, food is yummy! People are really nice also, good service!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked this place a lot. It is nice and informal, but also very cool and interesting. Good value for money, extensive menu and plenty of choice. I highly recommend it.

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Lombard, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice, little chicken restaurant by Ocean and Pico near Santa Monica Beach. We had jerk chicken tostadas and wings that were awesome. Hot and spicy. Had fried plantains that were a sweet treat. Great to dine on something a little different.

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Additional Information about Cha Cha Chicken

Address: 1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
Phone Number: 310-581-1684
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Caribbean

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